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Pierce Brosnan



Moving to London with his family at an early age, Irish-born actor Pierce Brosnan made ends meet as a commercial illustrator and cab driver before turning to acting full-time. After training at the London Drama Centre, Brosnan made his West End stage bow in 1976, and appeared in his first film, The Long Good Friday, four years later.



American audiences got their first glimpse of the charismatic, muscular young actor in the 1981 network miniseries The Manions of America. The following year, he was cast as the suave adventurer hero of the weekly TV series Remington Steele. Brosnan's casual panache and his gift for quippery led the producers of the James Bond movies to select him as the new Bond upon the departure of Roger Moore in 1986. However, at the last moment, the canceled Remington Steele was renewed, and Brosnan was contractually obligated to remain with the program, forcing him to relinquish the James Bond role to Timothy Dalton. Insult was later added to injury when it became evident that the renewal of Steele was something of a subterfuge by its producers to keep Brosnan on their leash. This professional setback was further compounded by personal tragedy seven years later when Brosnan's actress wife Cassandra Harris died after a long illness.



The actor began to regain his motion picture bankability when he was cast in a choice secondary role in the 1993 comedy megahit Mrs. Doubtfire. In 1995, he finally got his chance to play Agent 007 in GoldenEye, and proved that the producer's instincts were right on target. Brosnan not only provided a much-needed boost for the ailing series, but also cemented his status as a capable leading man in a variety of roles, ranging from the title character in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe (1996) to a stuffy, love-struck professor who meets a ludicrous fate in Mars Attacks! (1996) to a courageous vulcanologist trying to save a town threatened by a reawakened volcano in Dante's Peak (1997). Brosnan played Bond for the second time in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), essaying the role with great success.



Following his turn as the titular thief in the stylish 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair, the actor went on to his third Bond outing in The World is Not Enough, again proving that saving the world was most convincingly done by those with convincing tans, straight teeth, and plenty of fun gadgets. And the world isn't the only thing Bond saved. While, the next half-decade found Brosnan stumbling with disappointments like The Tailor of Panama and The Laws of Attraction, he found box office success with the Bond franchise yet again 2002 with his final film in the franchise, Die Another Day. He soon followed this with a critically acclaimed comedic performance in the sleeper hit The Matador, before signing on for the highly anticipated film adaptation of the Abba inspired musical Mama Mia!. Next up, Brosnan would appear in some more dramatic fare like Remember Me before lightening up once more for the romantic comedy I Don't Know How She Does It.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% My Father, Die
  • Producer
2017
No Score Yet Across the River and Into the Trees
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet The King's Daughter
  • King Louis XIV
2016
12% I.T.
  • Executive Producer
  • Mike Regan
2016
0% Urge
  • The Man
2016
No Score Yet The Foreigner
  • Liam Hennessy
2016
45% No Escape
  • Hammond
2015
4% Some Kind of Beautiful
  • Richard
2015
7% Survivor
  • Nash
2015
No Score Yet Believe - the Making of A Christmas Star
  • Actor
2015
34% The November Man
  • Peter Devereaux
  • Executive Producer
2014
22% A Long Way Down
  • Martin Sharp
2014
27% The Love Punch
  • Richard
2014
No Score Yet I Am Steve McQueen
  • Actor
2014
74% Love Is All You Need
  • Philip
2013
17% I Don't Know How She Does It
  • Jack Abelhammer
2011
45% Jane's Journey
  • Pierce Brosnan
2011
21% Salvation Boulevard
  • Dan Day
2011
No Score Yet Elizabeth Taylor: A Tribute
  • Actor
2011
81% Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans)
  • Narrator
2010
53% The Greatest
  • Executive Producer
  • Allen Brewer
2010
27% Remember Me
  • Charles Hawkins
2010
83% The Ghost Writer
  • Adam Lang
2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Mr. Brunner/Chiron
2010
No Score Yet Vanilla Gorilla
  • Actor
2009
50% Whaledreamers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery
  • Actor
2008
54% Mamma Mia!
  • Sam Carmichael
2008
55% Married Life
  • Richard Langley
2008
No Score Yet Shattered (Butterfly on a Wheel)
  • Producer
  • Tom Ryan
2007
54% Seraphim Falls
  • Gideon
2007
No Score Yet Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters
  • Actor
2006
74% The Matador
  • Julian Noble
2006
No Score Yet Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures: Sharks at Risk & The Gray Whale Obstacle Course
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The FIFA 2006 World Cup Film: The Grand Finale
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Roger Payne: A Life Among Whales
  • Narrator
2005
67% Deep Blue
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Before, During and 'After the Sunset'
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Hollywood Stories
  • Actor
2005
18% After the Sunset
  • Max Burdett
2004
17% Laws of Attraction
  • Executive Producer
  • Daniel Rafferty
2004
64% Evelyn
  • Producer
  • Desmond Doyle
2002
58% Die Another Day
  • James Bond
2002
No Score Yet Beauty
  • Actor
2001
77% The Tailor of Panama
  • Andrew Osnard
2001
88% Dolphins
  • Narrator
2000
51% The World Is Not Enough
  • James Bond
1999
No Score Yet The Nephew
  • Joe Brady
1999
18% Grey Owl
  • Archibald Belaney/Grey Owl
1999
70% The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Thomas Crown
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet The Match
  • John MacGhee
  • Executive Producer
1999
36% Quest For Camelot
  • King Arthur
1998
No Score Yet International Release 1:1
  • Actor
1998
57% Tomorrow Never Dies
  • James Bond
1997
27% Dante's Peak
  • Harry Dalton
1997
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Donald Kessler
1996
No Score Yet The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson
  • Himself
1996
53% The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Alex
1996
No Score Yet Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
  • Robinson Crusoe
1996
78% GoldenEye
  • James Bond
1995
No Score Yet Alistair MacLean's Night Watch
  • Mike Graham
1995
No Score Yet James Bond 007 - Yesterday and Today
  • Actor
1995
31% Love Affair
  • Ken
1994
No Score Yet Don't Talk to Strangers
  • Patrick Brody
1994
No Score Yet The Broken Chain
  • Johnson
1993
71% Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Stu
1993
No Score Yet Death Train
  • Michael "Mike" Graham
1993
No Score Yet Entangled
  • Patrick
1993
0% Live Wire
  • Danny O'Neill
1992
38% The Lawnmower Man
  • Dr. Lawrence Angelo
1992
82% Mister Johnson
  • Harry Rudbeck
1991
No Score Yet Murder 101
  • Charles Lattimore
1991
No Score Yet Victim of Love
  • Paul Tomlinson
1991
No Score Yet Great Golf Courses of the World - Ireland
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet The Heist
  • Neil Skinner
1989
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet Noble House
  • Actor
1988
20% The Deceivers
  • William Savage
1988
No Score Yet Noble House
  • Ian Dunross
1988
No Score Yet Taffin
  • Mark Taffin
1987
71% The Fourth Protocol
  • Valeri Petrofsky/James Edward Ross
1987
13% Nomads
  • Pommier
1986
96% The Long Good Friday
  • 1st Irishman
1982
No Score Yet The Manions of America
  • Rory O'Manion
1981
No Score Yet Carpathian Eagle
  • Actor
1981
67% The Mirror Crack'd
  • An actor
1980
No Score Yet Thomas Crown Affair 2
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
The Son
2016
  • Eli McCullough
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
2011
  • Mike Noonan
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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